If you're going to align yourself with a ridiculous (albeit in ways both great and not-so-great) place like Boulder, the least you can do is have a sense of humor about it. Then again, one of the many things that makes that city ridiculous is that so few Boulderites have a sense of humor about it, a fact that was immediately apparent from the comments on Thorin Klosowki's Overheard in Boulder. So it's comforting to know that at least one person breaks the mold -- reader Becca Hatcher weighs in:
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This made me giggle. While I have no issues with those barefoot patrons (remind me to walk your way next time I'm in town and rub my dirty hippie feet on you) the pretentious college students drive me nuts. The "holier-than-thou-because-I-am-vegan" attitude gets old, fast. Yeah, you'll find there "weirdos" everywhere, but Boulder is a hub. I love it for that, and can attest to it being one of the more barefoot friendly cities out there. We love Boulder because it is a different kind of city, and roll our eyes at it's eccentricities. He's just poking a bit of fun, as the rest of us do. Don't go and get your organic cotton panties in a twist.